The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is investigating whether traces of nuts have ended up food products that have not been labelled for nut allergy sufferers.
The agency has recalled two products - a batch of Bart ground cumin and Morrisons Fajita Meal Kit - after they tested positive for undeclared almond protein.
A spokesperson said there was no evidence of a link between the two products, and that there was no need for allergy sufferers to avoid all cumin products
The FSA began testing cumin imports for peanut and almond protein after alerts in the US and Canada, but said none of the products recalled there had been distributed in the UK.
Professor Chris Elliott, who led the government inquiry into the horse meat fraud that hit British supermarkets in 2013, said the cases were serious because they threatened the lives of nut allergy sufferers.
It's much more serious because in the whole horse meat scandal nobody got ill and nobody died because of it.
The newspaper reports that a poor cumin harvest in the Gujarat region in India may have resulted in nuts being substituted for the spice, used widely in curries and soups.
A spokesperson from the Food Standards Agency said:
Currently there is no evidence to link the two alerts on undeclared almond protein, neither is there evidence to link these to the recalls of cumin and cumin containing products in the US. Investigations are on-going and both the FSA and the food industry are continuing to test cumin and products containing cumin for both undeclared peanut and almond protein.